Vincennes University Jasper offering CNA and QMA training

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August 05, 2019

JASPER, Ind. – Vincennes University Jasper is offering Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) and Qualified Medication Aide (QMA) training programs for Fall Semester 2019.

The CNA 105-hour noncredit program includes 30 classroom hours and 75 clinical hours. The curriculum provided at VU Jasper meets all required guidelines for nursing assistant training established by the federal government and state of Indiana. Upon completion of the course, each student is eligible to sit for the Indiana State CNA competency examination.

Classes are Sept. 23-26, 5:30-9:30 p.m.; Sept. 28, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; and Sept. 30-Oct.3, 5:30-9:30 p.m.

Clinicals begin upon completion of classroom instruction. Total program length is eight weeks.

The fee is $1,195 and includes all textbooks, materials, and state testing fees. Students are responsible for the cost of the Indiana State Police criminal background check, physical exam, TB testing, and clinical scrubs.

All applicants must attend a required orientation on Sept. 4 at 6 p.m. in The Center for Technology, Innovation and Manufacturing (CTIM) located on the VU Jasper campus.

For additional information on CNA classes, call 812-481-5937 or email

Class dates for the QMA training program are Mondays and Tuesdays, Oct. 14-Dec. 17, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

The cost is $895, and includes all books and materials.

A qualified medication aide is a certified nurse aide (CNA) who has completed additional training, annual in-service training, and demonstrated competency while dispensing and passing medications and or applying/administering treatments under the direct supervision of a registered nurse or licensed practical nurse. The QMA training program consists of 100 hours, including 60 hours classroom instruction and 40 hours of supervised practicum. The VU Jasper QMA program is approved by the Indiana State Department of Health.

All applicants must attend a required orientation. At this meeting, attendees will learn program requirements, clinical requirements, student rules and policies, receive required forms, and take basic reading and math tests.

QMA candidates should call 812-481-5937 or email to schedule an appointment.


The Vincennes University Jasper Campus is a vital part of Indiana’s first college, Vincennes University, a state-supported college that traces its founding to 1801.

In addition to offering associate degree and certificate programs, VUJ students can complete a bachelor’s degree online or at the Vincennes Campus. Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, VUJ tuition and fees rank among the most affordable of all Indiana colleges.

VU Jasper is located on a beautiful 140-acre campus on the southeast side of Jasper. In addition to the Center for Technology, Innovation and Manufacturing, other campus facilities include the Alvin C. Ruxer Student Center, Arnold F. Habig Library Learning Center, Administrative Classroom Building, and a Jasper Classroom Campus Building that holds a state-of-the-art simulation laboratory for healthcare training. Adjacent to the campus is the Jasper Arts Center that includes a 675-seat theatre and visual arts galleries.

The Jasper Campus fulfills the vision of a Dubois County citizens group, founded in 1958, that was dedicated to improving area education and cultural enrichment. Vincennes University joined as a strong partner in 1970. The VU Jasper Campus has developed to serve thousands of students in Dubois, Spencer, Martin, Perry, Crawford, Harrison, Pike, Orange, Lawrence and other counties in Indiana.


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